There are 10 ways to get from Birmingham to Scotland by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central

$170 - $260

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow National Express

$24 - $35

8 alternative options

Train TransPennine Express  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central

$134 - $202

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Glasgow 292.2 miles

$60 - $95

Fly Birmingham to Edinburgh  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

$52 - $225

Fly Birmingham to Glasgow  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA

$46 - $202

Fly Birmingham to Aberdeen  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Aberdeen (ABZ) BHX - ABZ

$50 - $192

Fly Birmingham to Inverness  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Inverness (INV) BHX - INV

$60 - $302

Train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA

$76 - $230

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$96 - $256

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Scotland is to bus which costs £19 - £24 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Scotland is to fly which costs £35 - £160 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Scotland is 312 miles. The road distance is 292.2 miles.

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The train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central takes 4 h including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station and arriving at Glasgow. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Scotland?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Birmingham to Glasgow every 4 hours. Tickets cost $170 - $260 and the journey takes 4 h. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Glasgow 3 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 25 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
National Express

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